How to Send an Email from the Control Panel

Tutorial

While we do recommend using a reputable autoresponder company to send email messages, there may be some reasons why you need to send an email message from the site. Because of blacklisting/spam and server reasons, we do not suggest using the 'send email' function too often. Please follow the steps below to send an email message to your members through the control panel.

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1. The Send eMail functionality can be found under > Utilities > Send eMail

The Send eMail functionality can be found under Utilities Send eMail

2. In the first field, 'Send to', select to which members the email message will be sent.

In the first field, 'Send to', select to which members the email message will be sent. 

 

How to Send an Email from the Control Panel

 

 

To send to members of a specific plan choose 'Select Plans' and a new box will open with the member plans. Select one or more member plans from the list. Multiple plans can be selected by holding the ctrl key on the keyboard.

 

How to Send an Email from the Control Panel

 

 

If selecting 'New Members', there is also a setting to choose new members from a specific date range. That date range can be set in the start and end date fields.

 

How to Send an Email from the Control Panel
3. Save on Server Resources. Break up Large Amounts of Emails sent at once.

If choosing a large group of members (over 4000) to save on server resources, break up the email messages sent by limiting the email message to specific member numbers. Those numbers can be set in the Member Number Range

 

How to Send an Email from the Control Panel
4. Alternatively, the message can be sent to a specific email address.

Alternatively, the message can be sent to a specific email address.

  • Enter the email address into the 'Or Send to' field. 
  • Enter the Subject of the email message in the 'Subject' field
  • Enter an email user from your site from whom the email message is going to be sent 

 

5. The body of the email message can be entered into the 'Mail Message field'

The body of the email message can be entered into the 'Mail Message field'. The message can be formatted using the WYSIWYG editor

 

How to Send an Email from the Control Panel
6. Click the 'Preview Message' button.

Click the 'Preview Message' button

 

7. Click the 'Send Email' button

If you are happy with the message, click the button. The preview screen will show a preview of the email along with the number of recipients that will receive the message.